Jessica's image is used on Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins' new novel

Photography Graduate Jessica Robyn’s photo is the cover image on 'Girl on the Train' author Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, just a year after graduating.

“It feels very surreal to see my image on the cover - once the book is on sale and I see it in the shops, I think it will then start to feel very real!

I was signed up for Millennium Images at the USW Graduate Show in London. The show was an amazing experience and so beneficial - I talked to industry professionals and even had a business card off the guy who owns Park Royal Studios in London where huge photographers photograph. When I received the call saying Millennium wanted to sign me, I was so excited I cried - I think I knew back then this was my seed for success being planted.

After graduation, I was also selected for the Nick Knight talent programme ran by Mastered. I worked on projects for Adidas as well as magazines including Wonderland and 10 Magazine. It was a big challenge with a deadline every week but the feedback from Nick Knight himself and other Industry creatives was invaluable.  

I’m currently continuing to photograph in South Wales and have started my own business called South Studio & Craft, but I’m excited to see what will happen following the book cover success."